Axillary lymph node dissection for T1a breast carcinoma. Is it indicated?

  title={Axillary lymph node dissection for T1a breast carcinoma. Is it indicated?},
  author={Melvin J. Silverstein and E D Gierson and James Ross Waisman and G M Senofsky and William Colburn and Parvis Gamagami},
  volume={73 3},
BACKGROUND Axillary dissection has been a routine part of breast cancer treatment for more than 100 years. Axillary node involvement is the single most important prognostic variable in patients with breast cancer. Recently, routine node dissection has been eliminated for intraductal carcinoma because so few patients had positive nodes. With the availability of numerous histologic prognosticators and the development of new immunochemical prognostic indicators, it is time to consider eliminating… CONTINUE READING
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